This week the news cycle on major outlets will be discussing the infamous indictment of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort.
If you haven’t heard about Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort and his associate, here’s a quick review:
The liberal media want to draw a line from these allegations to the President himself. But from what people have read, the charges aimed at Manafort relate to suspicious behavior years before his short stint working with the Trump team.
In fact, it has nothing to do with President Trump or the campaign. And that’s where a major problem has arisen. A problem that experts are starting to talk about.
From Law Newz:
The multiple and manifest problems of Mueller’s indictment of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort raise more questions about Mueller than Manafort. Possible remedies for Manafort: dismissal of the indictment in its entirety. Manafort might be sleeping better than people think tonight.
Mueller charges Manafort mainly for unregistered bank accounts and unregistered lobbying. After reading the 31-page indictment, I believe Manafort’s attorneys may have some very solid, legal arguments to get this case tossed. For example, Mueller may have manipulated the venue for bringing these charges (a concern first raised by Professor Dershowitz), and, most consequently, he appears to have ignored the limits on his own authority to seek and sign the indictment in the first place…
Look at the Manafort indictment. Guess what is missing from it? Any reference to links, coordination, the Russian government or the campaign of President Donald Trump. Here are a few words never mentioned in the indictment: Trump or Russia. It concerns decade-old lobbying for interests in a different country that has nothing to do with Trump or “coordination with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”
Now, look at the timeline. Most of the events occurred as long ago as 2005 and mostly concluded in 2015. It literally couldn’t involve the 2016 presidential election. How is this indictment about “coordination between the Russian government” and the 2016 Trump campaign?
I know I’m not the only person who found this confusing. Mueller was hired to investigate possible collusion between Trump and Russia during the campaign. But now he’s only indicting a man over lobbying from years earlier?
Nothing about the charges connected to Manafort have anything to do with Trump, the election, or possible Russian interference. While that strongly destroys the arguments made by the left over the last year, it does raise questions about Mueller himself.
Does he even have the authority to arrest and charge Manafort over these alleged crimes? He was brought on to investigate something entirely different. The FBI case had nothing to do with Manafort’s lobbying from years before.
The questions being raised not only address Mueller’s motives, but his very authority to do this. It’s possible that, with strong argument from Manafort’s defense, a judge will throw out this case entirely. Leaving Mueller open to his own investigation.
It’s clear the FBI case was a witch hunt from the start. They found nothing to implicate Trump, because he did nothing wrong. So instead, they bent the bounds of their authority to find something remotely connected to Trump to make him look bad. The best they could do was a man who only worked for the campaign for three months and was fired.
Nice try democrats. But you lose again.
Source: Law Newz